MAD Zumba Raises $2,000 for Nova’s Ark

On May 30, Durham College (DC) employees, students and friends shimmied, shook and danced through a variety of weather types during the MAD Climatic Zumba Fundraiser. The event was hosted by Jenzone Fitness and the School of Media, Art & Design’s (MAD) MAD – Make a Difference team.

The sold-out event was held in the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s ACE Wind Tunnel where participants had a taste of three weather types in only two short hours. Participants danced in the cold winds of snow, the unrelenting heat of the sun and finally a roaring tropical storm.

The event raised $2,000 for Nova’s Ark, a registered charity dedicated to providing social and communications opportunities for all ages and abilities through various programs and the use of therapy animals in Brooklin, Ont.

This the first event for MAD – Make a Difference, which aims to support a variety of projects throughout the community while having fun.